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Camissonia contorta (Douglas) Kearney
ONAGRACEAE
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Information from the Index of California Plant Names (ICPN)
Synonyms Cited in The Jepson Manual Oenothera contorta Douglas; Oenothera cruciata (S. Watson) Munz
Misapplications Cited in The Jepson Manual Oenothera strigulosa (Fisch. & C. A. Mey.) Torrey & A. Gray
Current Jepson Flora Project Synonyms Oenothera contorta Douglas; Oenothera cruciata (S. Watson) Munz, illeg.
Current Jepson Flora Project Misapplied Names Oenothera strigulosa (Fisch. & C.A. Mey.) Torr. & A. Gray
Initial Editorial Analysis Nov 1 2001
Source of Report for California The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1]
Initial Editorial Comments author citation uncertain, (Douglas ex Lehm.) Kearney in Kartesz & Meacham, (Douglas) Kearney ex Britton & Kearney in International Plant Names Index-Gray Card Index
Editorial Recommendation author citation to be checked [resolved]
Correspondence and Comments Subsequent to Initial Analysis
Correspondence 1 18 Aug 2008 e-mail from Jeff Greenhouse see Comment 1
Editorial Comments 1 Correspondence 1 indicates: that Camissonia contorta var. pubens was published by T.H. Kearney, Jr. (Kearney in Authors of Plant Names) in Britton & Kearney, Transactions of the New York Academy of Sciences 14(3):37 (1895); that Kearney didn't explicitly include the species when he published the trinomial as a var. nov. based on Oenothera contorta var. pubens (S. Watson) Coville (Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 4:104. 1893), although in associating the specific epithet with the genus Camissonia and indirectly referring to the basionym Oenothera contorta,through the Coville publication, Kearney successfully validated the species name Camissonia contorta; and that the basionym Oenothera contorta was published in Hooker, Flora Boreali-Americana 1:214 (1833), in which the section on Oenothera was authored by Lehmann, who ascribed the name and description to "Douglas, MSS.", so that the correct author citation for the basionym of Camissonia contorta is Oenothera contorta Douglas. [Therefore, author citation corrected to Camissonia contorta (Douglas) Kearney, from Camissonia contorta (Douglas) P. H. Raven previously in this Index, 11 Sep 2008.]
Editorial Summary and Current Status
Editorial Summary retention
Current Status JFP-1, accepted name for taxon native to CA
Current Status Authority The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1]
List of names for this Current Status category
List of ICPN names in Camissonia
List of names from ICPN, Hrusa's Crosswalk, and Jepson Flora in Camissonia

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